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The coloured houses(La Vila Joiosa)

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The coloured houses of Villa Joiosa are one of the most emblematic elements of this fishing village, located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. These houses can be found not only along the seafront promenade but also in the interior of the town and along the course of the river Amadorio, producing a photogenic polychrome effect.

Tradition has it that these houses were used by fishermen to identify their home from the sea, when they returned home after several days or even months. It is also said that the balconies were used as a means of transmitting news since, from a distance, they could tell, depending on the colour of the sheet or cloth hanging from them, whether good or bad news awaited them.

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